Hot and humid. Because why not?
Happy Columbus Day. Without whom we might still be serfs in Europe. And because FYTW.
The air was saturated all day Sunday, to the point that water in the driveway didn’t dry.
I worked on little things all day. Got ready for the roofers. Did some stuff in the house to make my wife happier. Did a little bit of stuff in the garage. Set another rat trap for whatever is roaming my food shelves. There was gnawing on a bucket overnight so the visitor is still coming. Nothing in the glue traps, so I moved them around a bit. I’ll add more if the problem doesn’t resolve itself in a day or two. I may add more anyway.
Spent an hour in the pool with the family. It was a good day.
I’m starting to see stuff online that is adding to my concerns about the insurgency. People are noticing and identifying the Command and Control structure for the socialists driving the protests and riots. Well, not the structure, but that there is one. Things are starting to show up in the live streams, and during the incidents that are clear indicators to people who know what to look for. There is an organization at work. They are training. They are supplying. They are escalating. They are exploring tactics. The latest incident is the “security guard” shooting a ‘patriot’ protester in the face and killing him.
There is evidence that the security guard/ bodyguard is more than he seems, or at least a fellow traveler. There is some video that looks suspiciously like the event was instigated and controlled and provoked. What happens with the guy next should be revelatory. Spicy times are here for some people and in some places. Don’t be there applies.
What would your life look like if your movements were constrained by real, well considered fear/concern over being physically attacked in public if you just happened to be in the wrong place? The baying mob can make your supermarket a no-go zone. Or your bank. Or the mall where your kid works. Or your block. What if they decide your day care or private school has too much ‘privilege’ and mobs it? Can’t happen? There are places where the private school kids don’t wear uniforms anymore because it marks them for kidnapping. There are places where having a sticker for your kids’ school on your vehicle can set you up for all sorts of bad things.
Do you have a company parking sticker or hang tag on your vehicle? Does your neighborhood have parking stickers? Do you have a school or team sticker on your car? What about your license plate trim ring? A school sign in your yard? Any political slogans? Vanity plates that are easy to remember? How easy would it be to dox you from a picture of you or your car? There are people on the right making note of campaign signs in people’s yards, I’m certain the left is doing so too.
I don’t want to believe that is the direction we’re headed, but I see escalation wherever I look. We all know the end state of marxist/socialist government- people kneeling next to an open grave. As I pointed out at dinner to my kids, it has happened within living memory and on this planet. 100 Million dead. There are wealthy and powerful forces at work here trying it again.
Yes, resist. No, don’t stick out. The best partisan is the guy no one would ever suspect. It may come to that. I hope not, but because hope isn’t a strategy, I’ll keep working to improve my situation, and to keep stacking.
added- note too that whenever there is an incident like this now, someone finds the pics that link X person to other protests, other gatherings. Often it’s their own social media that provides the link. The cops and three letter agencies are using social media as the world’s most pervasive intelligence gathering tool, even our locals mention it on the scanner. Don’t feed the beast. And don’t be complacent. If your smartphone, vizio tv, or alexa can hear you talk about vacations and you start to see targeted ads, it can certainly hear political speech too. Is anyone doing that today? Will they be in 6 months? 6 years? The recordings never go away.